Thursday, August 2, 2007
Becky Cupp and her family vacation in Destin
Becky Cupp just returned from a week-long vacation in Destin, Fla. She was accompanied by Jenny and Christopher Cupp and their daughter, Emma Grace, and Beverly Fitch and her daughter, Shelby, and her friend, Zoe McAlexander. While there, they all had a wonderful visit with Rita Cochran Langus.
A fairy tale wedding was held on Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian Church. Beautiful music from a stringed quartet resonated throughout the church prior to the ceremony. The bride, Cathryn Miller, was breathtaking in her gorgeous wedding gown. The groom, Bradley Douglas, looked like a model from GQ standing at the altar. Reverend Milton Winter performed the traditional ceremony, during which a soloist sang the Lord’s Prayer. After their first carriage ride as Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, the couple was welcomed at Montrose for their reception. The Blues Brothers Band cranked out music that got young and old alike on the dance floor. The couple left down the brick walkway of Montrose, being showered with fresh rose petals. Best wishes to a beautiful couple on a beautiful life together! Congratulations!
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Smith-Mobley vows said June 8
Tonjia Mobley and James Kevin Smith were wed on June 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tonjia is originally from Jackson, Mich. She is the daughter of Thurman and Caseline Mobley of Union City, Tenn. She has an associate degree in art and graphic design from Memphis State University; an associate of arts degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from Community College of the Air Force in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and a BS degree in computer information science from Troy State University in Troy, Ala. She is currently employed at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., as a senior software developer. She is also a graphic designer for the Air National Guard.
James Kevin is the son of Napoleon Smith and Ethel Smith of Holly Springs and the grandson of Ruth Smith. He is a 1988 graduate of Holly Springs High School. Upon graduation, Kevin entered the Navy and received his culinary specialist training at NTC in Great Lakes, Ill. He has 19 years of honorable service and ranks as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He has completed missions about naval vessels: USS Lawrence (DDG-4), USS Connelly (DD-979); USS Halyburton (FFG-40); and the USS Deyo (DD-989). Kevin served as a recruit division commander in Great Lakes, Ill.,, where he was responsible for training over 800 civilians to become sailors. He is currently stationed on board the USS Carr (FFG-52) as the supply department’s leading Chief Petty Officer in Norfolk, Ill.
The newlyweds will make their home in Nashville, Tenn.
Wake up and go vote...
Next week is voting time and a time of urgency for us all. It is very important for all of us to get to the voting polls and cast that all-important vote. One thing I hate is apathy – a no care attitude. We should all care about who gets elected as it very definitely affects our lives.
Did you know that when we founded our beloved country 231 years ago everybody eligible voted? There was no apathy then! Voting is imperative to our being, because whoever gets voted into office has the great responsibility of our government in his hands.
Women didn’t get to vote until 1918 and blacks and Indians didn’t get to vote until later. Sometimes people don’t vote and then complain about people in office.
However, be selective about whom you put into office. Do you really want that candidate in charge of your money? Or making your decisions for you? Some people would make good public officials and some wouldn’t. One of the shocks of my life is that people don’t change. If they are good when they are children, they are good adults. If they are bad as children, they are bad adults. People don’t change anymore than a leopard changes his spots. Be careful whom you give our public trust to. Make sure that they are capable of being a responsible human being. If a person pretends to be good but has a dark side he doesn’t tell you about, he isn’t even true to himself and he doesn’t deserve the office, so don’t vote for him. Make sure that person you vote into office is of good moral character so we can trust him.
Then there are people who are so dumb that they sell their vote. That is pitiful. Beware of anyone who has to pay you to vote for him. He wouldn’t make a good official if he has to bribe you by paying you. He isn’t that good.
A candidate with an education can usually do a better job than one who is uneducated. It helps to be smart if you are a candidate. Is the candidate capable of doing the job?
Voting goes back to a democratic form of government. In countries with a different form of government than ours, the people aren’t free to vote as we are. Then there is a dictatorship where you don’t vote at all, a ruler makes all the decisions and has to answer to no one and that is not good. You wouldn’t like that. It is your constitutional right to vote. Express it!
That is why it is so wonderful to live in this wonderful, free land where we can have a choice of candidates by expressing our votes. Be wise in your selection. It is good to have a public showing of the candidates so you can make your own decision about whether you want to have them represent you.
It would be nice to have a candidate whom you can be proud as your representative, but a glib tongue isn’t exactly a good judging point. Vote for the persons who have Christian character.
You are a privileged citizen who is expected to vote because it is your God-given right (I hope you won’t think I am name dropping if I mention God!) I am appalled at apathy, which is running rampant in our country today. I can’t understand people who don’t express this privilege of voting.
It is our duty to vote. We, as responsible citizens, are expected to vote. There are exceptions. Criminals lose their right to vote. Imbeciles aren’t allowed to vote. In some countries such as Costa Rica and Uruguay, if you don’t vote you can be imprisoned or fined heavily or both.
The United Sates will be a republic only as long as the people can vote freely for candidates they think will govern best.
Thank your lucky stars that we live in Mississippi, USA, the land of the free and the brave. Be brave. Go vote!
Don’t allow yourself to be lazy nor apathetic. Get up. Go vote.
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